Malte Petersen

Malte Petersen
FernUniversität in Hagen · Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaft

Dr. rer. nat.


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October 2011 - present
Max Planck Institute for Human Development
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November 2009 - present
FernUniversität in Hagen
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Publications (6)
Prior research has shown a pronounced self-orientation in students of business and economics. This article examines if self-orientation can be alleviated by a focus on prosocial values in business education. In a cross-sectional design, we test the prosocial behavior and values of bachelor students at the beginning and the end of a traditional 3-ye...
Die primäre Aufgabe der Polizei besteht in der Herstellung und Erhaltung von Sicherheit. Paradoxerweise ist das eigene Handeln der Polizeikräfte vor allem von Unsicherheit bestimmt. Auf diesen speziellen Umstand müssen die Entscheidungsmechanismen innerhalb der Organisation Polizei eingestellt sein. Als passende Strategien für den Umgang mit Unsich...
Im Rahmen der Erforschung menschlicher Entscheidungsprozesse dominieren die Erklärungsansätze klassischer Rationalitätsmodelle, die auf der formallogischen Integration aller in einer Situation zur Verfügung stehenden Informationen beruhen (Laux et al. 2012). Auch wenn dabei nicht davon ausgegangen wird, dass Menschen diese Informationsverarbeitung...
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In the management literature, heuristics are often conceived of as a source of systematic error, whereas logic and statistics are regarded as the sine qua non of good decision making. Yet, this view can be incorrect for decisions made under uncertainty, as opposed to risk. Research on fast and frugal heuristics shows that simple heuristics can be s...
Although researchers have emphasized the importance of antecedents to the construct of authentic leadership, very little empirical research exists to confirm this notion. Combining theoretical approaches from dramaturgy and narrative research, we were able to identify possible antecedents that help followers perceive a leader's authenticity. Using...


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